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Marcel Siem Drives German Participation In Golf

12.54pm 31st May 2019 - Growing the Game

Marcel Siem has launched a golf practice demonstration area in his home town of Ratingen in a drive to establish Germany as a leading golfing nation.

Partnering with Huxley Golf, the world’s leading provider of all-weather golf surfaces, the new facility comprises a large 1,615 sq ft (150 sq mtrs) putting green (Premier Outdoor), a 300 sq ft (28 sq mtrs) golf green, a chipping area and a cage net for driving practice. The whole area is surrounded with Huxley Golf 35mm Premier Leisure Turf.

Speaking at the launch, Marcel Siem said: “Practice is undoubtedly the key to success in any sport and golf is certainly no different. I installed a Huxley Golf putting green at my home in 2016 to enable me to practise my short game whenever I wished, even when my schedule meant I didn’t have much time or the weather was bad. I was, and remain, incredibly impressed with the realism of the surface compared to natural grass.

“I wanted to bring this experience to others in my country and that’s why I’m delighted to launch this new demonstration area. I hope that we will encourage more people to play better golf and to play more often – regardless of weather conditions or time constraints – by equipping clubs, courses and individuals with first class practice facilities.”

To find out more, or to visit the demonstration facility, please contact MARCEL SIEM GOLF EXPERIENCE GmbH at or call +49 (0) 2102 102 6566.

Paul Chester, General Manager at Huxley Golf, commented: “We can think of no-one better than Marcel, a national hero and a fantastic ambassador for golf across the world, to work with to better enable participation in the game of golf across Germany. We know that there are a great many budding golfers in Germany and we look forward to helping them achieve their goals immensely.”

Huxley Golf is the only PGA partner for artificial golf surfaces. Incredibly realistic in terms of ball roll, virtually maintenance-free and exceptionally hardwearing, Huxley Golf surfaces have been chosen by the world’s most prestigious clubs, courses and training academies to create enviable practice areas. These include Wentworth Club, Carnoustie Golf Links, St Andrews Links, Sunningdale Golf Club, Royal St Georges, Celtic Manor, Woodhall Spa, Gleneagles, Royal Troon and the Els Club in Dubai. Many tour professionals and celebrated sportsmen and women have also called on the company to create private golf areas at their homes. For more information call 01730 829608 or visit

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